Friday, December 13, 2013
Old Photo Friday: Yes, Stacy (Virginia)....there is no Santa Claus
WHAT: Christmas Day
WHERE: Hilyard Street (Eugene, OR)
WHEN:1978-79 (I think I was 9 or 10)
This was the year that Grandma Virginia told me...point blank...to my face...that Santa Claus was not real (he was actually railroad co-workers of Grandpa Ralph, but that's a different story).
This photo was snapped just prior to her telling me. I am showing off my present from Santa, then I got blindsided. Thanks a lot, Gram!
For some reason, this photo takes me back to that moment in time when you reach the end of your childhood and jump right into adolescence.